Piedmont Wine


The name in Italian means “foot of the mountain,” given its location at the foot of the Alps and the Appenine Mountains. These help to moderate the hot and dry summers, with cool, foggy springs and autumns, and frigid winters. There are a whopping 52 DOC/DOCGs zones, with the most famous being Asti (for both Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante), the two Barbera districts, Barbaresco, the six Dolcetto districts, the Freisas, the Grignolinos, Langhe, Monferato and of course, Barolo Chinato. Tradition is the region’s most valued currency, and no other region in Italy, perhaps the world, holds as much importance to tradition in respect to sense of place, methods of viticulture and loyalty to craftsmanship as the Piedmontese. In Piedmont there are no IGT’s (a non-specific regional label with loose standards for ingredients and methods).
Piedmont has undergone many landlords. It was first settled by the Celtics, then the Greeks, then the Romans, then the marauding Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Piedmont

Popular Wineries in Piedmont View all

  • Cantine SanSilvestro di Sartirano Figli s.n.c.

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly pro...

  • Ciabot Berton

    From the Cantina Ciabot Berton sited in La Morra, the enchanting landscape of the Langhe area st...

  • Dessilani

    Respect for the territory and for the grapes, the elegance of the wine, the pleasant feeling when...

  • Ettore Germano

    The "Germano Ettore" estate lies on one of the most important crus of Serralunga d'Alba named "Ce...

  • Massolino

    Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of gre...

  • Bel Colle

    "BEL COLLE", or rather a modern wine producing company and a wine of quality. The company was est...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • One used to be able to count on Barolo, that exceptionally fine Piedmontese red wine made from Nebbiolo, being exceptional maybe 3 times a decade. In the past 10 years however we have been blessed with an string of vintages that has been unparelled in history. 1998 had the distinct misfortune of falling after the over acclaimed 1997s and the equ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 1998 in Piedmont - A lost...

  • Abbazia di Busco Raboso NV


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    Wine review by willie boy

  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2002


    Spice, dark fruit. A little biting when bottle was opened. I let it sit in the fridge overnight and it turned into something wonderful. Decant and enjoy. Barolos are usually too acidic/tanic for my taste but this was great the next day. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Famiglia Anselma 2000


    Classic Barolo on the nose of Mushrooms, Earth and roses. A full bodied and palate pleasing wine with dark red fruit and licorice. Very pleasing and affordable. Great Barolo to use for cooking. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Cantine Sansilvestro Barbera Ottone I 2006


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    Wine review by 93366jameshull 93366 jameshull

  • Terre del Barolo Barbera 2006


    Completely 'mute' nose, no discernible fruit to speak of, except maybe some sour cherries. Apart from some decent acidity, this wine is way overpriced even at 14 bucks. Read More

    Wine review by absolutlahmi

  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1990


    Still very young this is approaching its peak drinking plateau and offers up an impeccably balanced mid-palate, really superb tension in the mouth with brooding, broad, tarry fruit. This is muscular and sinewy and really deserves additional time in the cellar or decanter but was just so captivating even at this stage. The fruit has just a hint o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero 1982


    A particularly fresh bottle of Villero, Viettis first from the Villero vineyard. This started out with a bit of evolved, cellar floor sandiness over the bright fruits and fine nuanced anise, salted caper and dried floral tones. This rolled across the palate with admirable density and perked up as the wine opened revealing a freshness that was ir... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 1958


    There are many versions of this wine, this being a true red capsule original release showed beautifully resolved but still with a solid core of red fruits. The acidity is just beginning to be a touch prominent, especially on the finish but there is solid length here and real finesse. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1971


    This is such a monumental wine and I dont think Ive ever had a finer bottle. Deeply fruited and still singing on the nose with insinuations of tar, licorice, and truffle but such a core of dark, sweet, earthy cherry fruit. In the mouth the balance is very fine, the tannins have melted away but there are still plenty to keep the fruit in check an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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